Driving Traffic To Your Website With Twitter
The main goal of creating quality website and implementing SEO is to drive traffic into your site. There are several methods that good search engine optimizer are using to drive traffic, one of them is through the use of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and the recent hype the Twitter.
Twitter is a networking site similar to Facebook where the users are only allowed to post short message (140 characters). These messages are called Tweets. Tweets can be posted as often as you want, they can be used to update friends and family in a casual way via the tagline “What’s happening?” You can follow other users, and other users may follow you in return.
Follow other users, and you’ll be able to read their tweets. When they follow you, they’ll read your tweets. A business should follow everyone who is following them, because when they follow you, it means that they want to engage in a conversation. This is an opportunity to make a connection with your existing or prospective customer.
So, you might be asking “Can Twitter really help my business?” The answer is “YES!” Let me share to you some numbers that you need to know. Every day 5 to 10 thousand new people join Twitter, in June 2009 the Wall Street Journal reported that the number of Twitter accounts has grown to 32.1 million from 1.6 million a year ago. That’s a lot of opportunity waiting for your business!
Here are a few more how twitter can drive more traffic to your site:
1. Your tweets or message can read by hundreds and thousands (depending on how many is your follower) of people instantly. This means, so you don’t have to chase after customers. Potential customers will find you-for free.
2. You can provide discount coupons and special offers in a matter of seconds with a Tweet.
3. You can establish a good reputation by by offering advice and/or referring people to interesting business-related articles. But try to go easy on self-promotion, when you have establish your reputation, people will come to trust your advice and will be more open to visiting your website to find out more about you and your business.
Twitter is a micro-blogging platform that will allow you to communicate with thousands of people instantly. These thousands of people are your potential customer. This is a very cool platform and is really becoming popular in the world. Everyone is using it! Twitter is a tool where you can contact thousands of people, based on how many people you have following you. Twitter is a fantastic way to drive traffic and promote your business.